The craft beer experience is massive in the San Diego area, with more than 150 breweries, ingenious tasting rooms, and countless beer bars. The San Diegan beer scene is undeniably rich and colorful. Your vacation in Cardiff is not complete without a tour to some of the best local breweries. Here are some of our favorite breweries:
Lost Abbey Confessional
This is a great spot to have a quick craft beer when you're in Cardiff with a fantastic beer selection, great customer service, and laid-back atmosphere. The patio is not big, but it is a great spot to chill on a hot summer day. You'll definitely find your favorite craft beer at the Confessional.
The bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable and they always have their core beers on tap.
Favorite beer: Red Poppy Ale
Pizza Port Brewing Company in Solana Beach
Vince, the founder of Pizza Port Brewing Co. is well-known in San Diego. He is kind of a local legend of the craft beer scene, starting Pizza Port back in 1987. The place is known for an amazing craft beer selection. You must try their giant handmade pizza port pretzel made from wholegrain beer crust, feta, sundried tomatoes, garlic, basil, and oregano.
Favorite beer: Swami's IPA
Culture Brewing Company in Solana Beach
This trendy microbrewery with a modern-rustic tasting room and patio seating is the ideal place to spend some quality time with your friends on a sunny afternoon. Each month they feature an artist in one of their tasting rooms. You'll find here about 20 beers on tap. Try their IPA's.
Favorite beer: Mosaic IPA
Rouleur Brewing Company in Carlsbad
Inspired by the modern craft breweries and the old monastic breweries this is another brewery you should visit. The tasting room is a cool place with an inviting atmosphere and a creative design with about 20 beers on tap.
Favorite beer: Domestique Blonde Ale
Green Flash Brewing Company in Mira Mesa
Green Flash is known as one of the best breweries in San Diego with a 4,000 square foot tasting room, beer garden, and about 30 beers on their state of the art taps. You can choose from an amazing selection of favorite front line beers and seasonal, special releases. They have also an in-house Green Flash Gastro food truck with a small, but delicious menu.
Favorite beer: West Coast IPA
Enjoy your vacation in Cardiff-by-the-Sea and your beer adventures in the San Diego area! Cheers to the famous San Diego craft beers!